16 janvier 2019

An unusual rectangular doucai box and cover, Early 18th century

Lot 1706. An unusual rectangular doucai box and cover, Early 18th century; 5 3/8 in. (13.6 cm.) long. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. Price realised USD 13,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 Raised on four short cabriole legs terminating in ruyi head-form feet, painted around the shaped aprons with a lotus scroll, the interior walls of the box painted with the flowers of the four seasons, the cover painted on top with butterflies in flight amidst a fruiting pomegranate tree, above the sides painted... [Lire la suite]

28 novembre 2018

An important and very rare Beijing glass vase, Qing dynasty, early 18th century

Lot 2934. An important and very rare Beijing glass vase, Qing dynasty, early 18th century; 10 in. (25 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 350,000 - HKD 550,000. Price realised HKD 375,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. The vase is elegantly formed with high shoulders that tapers to a sunken base. The translucent glass is decorated with opaque white splashes, below an overlay of blue swirls on the upper neck and encircling the everted mouth rim, box.  Literature: Franz Art, Chinese... [Lire la suite]
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05 août 2018

A white jade 'phoenix' rhyton, Qing dynasaty, early 18th century

Lot 3671. A white jade 'phoenix' rhyton, Qing dynasaty, early 18th century; 16.6 cm., 6 5/8  in. Estimate 2,000,000 — 3,000,000 HKD. Lot Sold 2,440,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. the flattened upright body with a band of archaistic kui dragons between rope-twist borders and a key-fret band bordering the mouthrim, all rising above a recumbent phoenix with claws held tightly beneath, its head turned back with its beak open, its tail intricately incised with ruyi-shaped plumage and... [Lire la suite]
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06 mai 2018

A rare blue and white 'Phoenix' jar and cover, Qing dynasty, early 18th century

Lot 132. A rare blue and white 'Phoenix' jar and cover, Qing dynasty, early 18th century; 32.5 cm, 12 3/4  in. Estimate 7,000 — 9,000 GBP. Unsold. Courtesy Sotheby's 2018. the rounded sides rising from a slightly spreading foot to a straight rim, painted to the centre in varying tones of cobalt blue, depicting a dense design of phoenix in flight amongst leafy scrolling branches of chrysanthemum, below a band of ruyi at the shoulder and with bands of pendant leaves below the rim and at... [Lire la suite]
21 avril 2018

Dutch Delft at Sotheby's London, 01 May 2018

Lot 213. A Dutch Delft blue and white double gourd vase, 1685-1700; 29.5cm., 11 5/8 in. high. Estimate 1,000 — 1,500 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's 2018. painted in Kangxi style with continuous panels of birds perched in flowering branches, the shoulder painted with a band of foliate scrolls reserving cartouches of flowers, blue GK monogram for Gerrit Pietersz Kam of Drie Postelyne Astonne (The Three Porcelain Ash-Barrels) factory, or De Paeuw (The Peacock) factory. ... [Lire la suite]
17 avril 2018

A very rare pair of embroidered gauze military official's rank badges of panthers, buzi, Qing dynasty, early 18th century 

Lot 2152. A very rare pair of embroidered gauze military official's rank badges of panthers, buzi, Qing dynasty, early 18th century; 16 in. (41 cm.) square. Estimate HKD 80,000 - HKD 120,000. Price realised HKD 275,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 Made for a sixth rank military official, each is finely embroidered in counted stitch on a dark blue gauze ground with a panther, biao standing between two upright rock formations surrounded by clouds, above... [Lire la suite]

24 janvier 2018

Brenske Gallery at BRAFA, 27 Jan - 4 Feb 2018, Stand 20c

John the Baptist, Russia, 17th century, 31 x 26.5 cm. © Brenske Gallery Provenance: private collection, Hamburg. Church Father Basil and St. Basil 'the Fool', Russia, 17th century, 31.5 x 25.5 cm. © Brenske Gallery Provenance: private collection, Hamburg. Holy Trinity, Russia, early 18th century, 31 x 27.5 cm. © Brenske Gallery Provenance: private collection, Munich Brenske Gallery at BRAFA, 27 Jan - 4 Feb 2018, Stand 20c. Fuerstenrieder Strasse 279ADE-81377... [Lire la suite]
28 décembre 2017

A blue and white 'sanduo' vase, meiping, Qing dynasty, early 18th century

Lot 214. A blue and white 'sanduo' vase, meiping, Qing dynasty, early 18th century; height 13 3/8 in., 34 cm. Est. 40,000 — 60,000 USD. Lot sold 60,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. superbly potted, of broad shouldered form with a waisted neck and lipped rim, gently tapering down to the slightly splayed foot, boldly painted in underglaze-blue with the 'Three Abundances' (sanduo), the peach, pomegranate and longan spray borne on undulating leafy stems, framed by friezes of plantain leaves... [Lire la suite]
28 août 2017

A blue-glazed anhua-decorated 'dragon' dish, Qing dynasty, early 18th century

Lot 20. A blue-glazed anhua-decorated 'dragon' dish, Qing dynasty, early 18th century. Diameter 8 1/2  in., 22.7 cm. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 USD. Lot Sold 30,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. the rounded sides rising from a tapered foot to a flared rim left white, incised to the interior with a central medallion enclosing three stylized ruyi clouds, the cavetto decorated in anhua with two dragons pacing amidst further ruyi clouds, covered overall in a blue glaze, the white... [Lire la suite]
28 juin 2017

An Yixing stoneware 'ribbon sash' box and cover by Chen Hanwen and an imperial zitan box and cover, Qing dynasty, early 18th cen

Lot 512. An Yixing stoneware 'ribbon sash' box and cover by Chen Hanwen and an imperial zitan box and cover, Qing dynasty, early 18th century, 11.7 and 12.4 cm, 4 5/8  and 4 7/8  in. Estimate 600,000 — 800,000 HKD. Lot sold 875,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's.  of rectangular form, finely carved to the exterior in relief with archaistic kui dragon scrolls with a beribboned sash tied at the centre, impressed to the base with a square seal reading Chen Hanwen, the stoneware of a... [Lire la suite]